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Recognition and Awards

  • I am way overdue on this update, and many of you have asked, “Is the quilt finished?” You may recall that we had a quilting workshop in August to assemble squares for a quilt to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Georgia MGEV program (you can read more here). We had 20 or so people…

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  • Five-patch Poppy

    MGEV Carlotta Ehmen of Walton County recently sent me this lovely contribution to the 40th anniversary commemorative quilt project: Her note shared the story of the square: This 5-patch poppy quilt square is in honor of the “Poppy Lady,” Moina Belle Michael, who was a native of Walton County (Good Hope), and a University of…

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  • On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, Coweta County MGEVs and ANR Agent, Stephanie Butcher, joined Sheri and Sarah of the GA MGEV State Program Office to participate in special events honoring the impact horticulture has in the state of Georgia. We teamed up with GGIA (Georgia Green Industry Association) and UGA, Southern Crescent, and Gwinnett Tech…

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  • By working with others through consumer horticulture programming, MGEVs spark Georgians of all ages to use the knowledge they gain to grow their gardening abilities. Here’s a few notes of thanks highlighting how MGEVs use their teaching and gardening skills to positively impact others. “Herb and Barbara Metz have been MGEVs for 26 years. In…

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  • Check out this beautifully illustrated CAES News story, Master Gardeners Golden Jubilee, highlighting the work of Extension Master Gardeners in Georgia and recognizing your dedication to public service!

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  • Volunteers help community members THRIVE by teaching them how to use plants and gardening to improve their environment, personal health and quality of life. As citizens actively working in the community through the MGEV Program supported by UGA Extension, MGEVs are education partners with UGA Extension. They have the energy and passion as well as…

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  • Master Gardener Extension Volunteers shine bright! Let’s highlight a few volunteers who have really shined this past year and exhibited exceptional volunteerism. It is the volunteering spirit of GA MGEVs that enables us to cultivate an environment for our communities to THRIVE! “Dolores hit the ground running and earned a Rising Star Award with Gwinnett…

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  • Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week! Each year, volunteers are celebrated across the country during a designated week in April known as National Volunteer Week. Why April? It’s Global Volunteer Month! This is a perfect time for organizations, such as Extension, to recognize the thousands of volunteers who provide essential energy, talents, and passion to Extension’s…

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  • from IMGC 2023 Awards webpage: The David Gibby Search for Excellence (SFE) Awards recognize the outstanding volunteer work of Extension Master Gardeners (EMG) throughout the United States. SFE includes seven categories in which EMGs can demonstrate meaningful contributions to their communities. All SFE applications must show that significant learning took place, whether by the EMGs…

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  • “Volunteering is empathy in action.” https://independentsector.org/news-post/volunteering-is-empathy-in-action/ As a volunteer, you are an example of how giving of your time can have a valuable, positive impact on those around you. As a Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, you go a step further and connect people with plants. This week, we send an enormous “thank you” to each…

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  • Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week! Each year, volunteers are celebrated across the country during a designated week in April known as National Volunteer Week (https://www.pointsoflight.org/nvw/). This is a perfect time for organizations, such as Extension, to recognize the thousands of volunteers who provide essential energy, talents, and passion to Extension’s programming. Thank you, Georgia Master…

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  • Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to create habitat for monarchs and pollinators? Or how about someone or someplace that is ardent about monarch conservation? If so, honor the individual or facility by nominating them for the Monarchs Across Georgia (MAG) Service Award or the Pollinator Habitat Award! The MAG Service Award recognizes significant…

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